Baltimore, MD (Sports Network) - Behind a career-high 30 points from Erik
Etherly, the Loyola-Maryland Greyhounds closed out the season in style by
holding on to a 63-61 win over the Manhattan Jaspers in Metro Atlantic
Athletic Conference action at Reitz Arena.
Etherly shot 11-of-18 from the floor for Loyola (21-10, 12-6 MAAC), and his
effort could have been even better had he not struggled from the foul line (8-
of-15). Dylon Cormier netted 14 points, while Robert Olson chipped in 10
points for the Greyhounds, who are locked into the third seed for the MAAC
For Manhattan (12-17, 9-9), Rhamel Brown (14 points) and Donovan Kates (11
points) each grabbed eight rebounds, while Mohamed Koita and Emmy Andujar
poured in 10 points apiece. The Jaspers had been winners of four of their
previous five heading into the contest.
In a back-and-forth first half, Loyola took a 39-35 lead into halftime by
shooting 48.3 percent from the field.
The Greyhounds extended their lead to double-digits midway through the second
quarter, but the Jaspers climbed back to make their deficit just three, 58-55,
with under four minutes left on an Andujar layup, but Loyola never
relinquished its lead down the stretch.
Loyola cashed in 19 points off of 15 Manhattan turnovers.
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